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Effects of selective dropout on infant growth standards.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20139681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exclusively breastfed (EBF) infants have higher weight gain during the first 2 months, and lower thereafter. The explanation for this phenomenon is not clear. Longitudinal data from the Social Medical Survey of Children Attending Child Health Clinics study with a cohort of 2,151 Dutch children were analyzed according to a pattern mixture model. It appears that higher than average growth of EBF infants during the first 2 months is primarily attributable to selective dropout. Furthermore, between months 2 and 6, light nonEBF infants gain more weight than light EBF infants. Both factors aid in explaining differences in growth between EBF and nonEBF infants. The WHO Child Growth Standards for weight-for-age have been calculated from a subgroup of 903 infants (out of 1,743) that complied with strict feeding criteria. If similar dropout mechanisms operate in the Multicentre Growth Reference Study, then the WHO weight-for-age standards are expected to be systematically different from those for the entire group of 1,743 infants.
Stef van Buuren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nestl? Nutrition workshop series. Paediatric programme     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1661-6677     ISO Abbreviation:  Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-08     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244056     Medline TA:  Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-75; discussion 175-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Statistics, TNO Quality of Life, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Weight
Breast Feeding*
Health Care Surveys
Longitudinal Studies
Patient Dropouts*
Reference Values
Weight Gain*
World Health Organization

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